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VOL. VII. No. 36. BRIEF ITEMS OF NEWS. PARAGRAPHS GATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OF THE REGION. Synopsis of Local anil Mlscellunenos Oc currences That Can lie Head IJtiickly. What the Folks of This anil Other Towns Are Doing. The Junior Mechanics of town have organized a drum corps anil ordered the necessary instruments. It will have eighteen members. Traffic on the electrict road between Hazleton and Freeland was very heavy yesterday, and the cars were run double until late last night. Next Thursday, November 1, the sea son for shooting rabbits will open. Hun ters, so far, have not encountered an over-supply of game. The Schuylkill county institute will convene at I'ottsville, Monday, Novem ber 12. Prominent instructors will be present and a successful session is ex pected. J. C. Berner purchased the first load of coal sold by Mathas Schwabe out of his new mines at South Heberton. He says it is of superior quality for healing purposes. Mrs. R. C. Halsey, of White Haven, mother of the well-known attorney, G. L. Ilalsey, was buried on Friday. Hor death was the result of a fall which she had a few weeks previous. 'lhe funeral of John Fenstermachcr took place from his residence on Wal nut street yesterday morning. Inter ment was made at Freeland cemetery. The deceased was aged about 80 years. John McGill, of Highland, was elected at Wilkes-Barre last week as president of the Stroudsburg Normal School Asso- 1 ciation of this county. S. G. Hoover, of Upper Lehigh, was selected as treas urer. Patrick Greeney,of Fairview, dropped dead on Thursday evening from heart disease while putting the lights in the yard switches and signals. He was a brother of Postmaster Greeney, of Fairview. August Burkhardt, a D. S. & S. brake man, was seriously hurt on Friday by falling between two coal cars while on his way to Perth Amboy. He was brought back to his home here. Mr. j Burkhardt recently came to Freeland from Weatherly. The semi-annual meeting of the Chris tian Endeavor Society will be held at White Haven this evening. Represen tatives from all the principal towns be- A, tween Pittston and Summit Hill are ex pected to be present. Rev. James Little, of Hokendauqua, will be the speaker. | Dancing school opened on the second j floor of the opera house on Saturday evening with a fair attendance, under the management of John J. Welsh. Prof. J. B. Moonoy, of Hazleton, is the instructor, and the school promises to be a success. Lessons in all the latest dances will be given from 7 to 11 o'clock 1 every Saturday evening. Till! Dells messed. The two large bells that are to be placed on St. John's Slavonian church were blessed yesterday morning after mass at the church, Tho ceremonies were performed by Rev. J. J. Cummis ky, of Hazleton, assisted by Revs. Pri- byl and Dembianski, of Hazleton, and Rev. Fallihee, of Freeland. In the af ternoon a number of the Slavish socie ties of Freeland, Hazleton, Pleasant Hill and Audenried paraded the princi pal streets and made a creditable dis play. The bells are large ones and have a strong tone. Postponed tlie Wedding. A sensation was caused at Carbondale on Friday by the failure of Miss Bridget; Duffy to appear at her own wedding, j Miss Duffy was engaged to be married j to Robert Culkins, of Pittston, and the j time of the ceremony was fixed at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. At the apoint- j eil time everything was ready for the event but the bride. She left home last y Saturday ostensiby to post a letter, but it is now believed she has disappeared with a Providence young man. ' DEATHS. w — — GILLESPIE.— At Drifton, October 28, Hugh Gillespie, aged 48 years. Fu neral on Wednesday at 2p. m. Inter ment at St. Ann's cemetery. Brislin. JOURNALISTIC. ' The prosperity of the Hazleton Stan dard is shown by an order the Messrs. Lubrecht have placed for a new perfect ing press. The Nanticoke Sun has suspended j£ publication. j Another weekly paper is talked of for White Haven. Saturday Reporter is the name of a new | Wilkes-Barre venture that has been Started by A. W. Betterly. Full Time Decided Upon for November. The regular monthly meeting of the anthracite coal operators was held at New York on Thursday. The meeting was attended with unusual interest be cause it was expected that the operators would fail to agree and that a general break-up of the coal prices would ensue. This expectation, however, was not realized. At the conclusion of the meet ing the parties whoattended were unani mous in their expressions of satisfaction with the nature of the business trans acted. It was the general opinion that the coal market would improve in a most profitable manner at an early day. It was agreed at the meeting that prices be increased 25 cents on all regular grade of coal and 15 cents on broken coal. This makes the new price of stove coal SI a ton, egg and chestnut $3.75 and broken $3.00. The report that the Delaware, Lacka wanna and Western Railroad Company had withdrawn from the operators'com bination was denied. The following companies were represented: Philadel phia and Reading,Delaware,Lackawanna and Western, Delaware and Hudson, Pennsylvania Coal Company, Jersey I Central, Lehigh Valley and Coxe Bros. It was also decided to mine during November to the full capacity of the companies without restriction, a decision that will receive the approbation of every miner in the anthracite region. Tlie lionet-Leiser Mill. From the Ha/.lcton Standard. The Boner-Leiser mill came off at Summit Hill, on Saturday evening, and was one of the fiercest of its kind witnessed in many days, The condi tions were that Boner was to stop Leiser in less than six rounds, for which he was to receive a purse of SIOO and gate receipts. Immediately after the two men entered the ring and time was called Boner sailed into Leiser, admin istering severe punishment. William Lewis, who was Leiser's backer, left the hall after the second round giving up the fight. But Leiser was game, and did not weaken until the fifth round, when he had been down fully five seconds, but again came to time and fought out the sixth round, winning the stakes. Two .Minors Meet Violent Deaths. George Miscerwich, aged 38 years, was instantly killed on Friday evening at about 0 o'clock in the Harry E. col liery at Wyoming. He attempted to board the cage while it was in motion and missed his footing, falling 200 feet. One leg was cut off and his head was horribly crushed. He was unmarried. Earlier in the day, Hugh Smiley, a miner at Nanticoke, with another man were on the cage going up the shaft when Smiley in walking across tripped and fell so that his head went over the edge of the carriage and before he could recover himself it had been dashed to pieces against a projecting beam. The two men were going up the shaft to get a stretcher to carry out a Polander whose back had been broken by a fall of coal. Hud an Arm Torn Out. While at work in the Oneida breaker last week. Michael Gimbo, aged2s years, met with a horrible accident which re sulted in his death. He was engaged in feeding coal into the rollers. In some manner he missed his footing and fell headforemost toward the huge iron coal crushers. The requirements of the law are en forced there and the rollers are boxed. Despite this fact the unfortunate man, in trying to save himself, missed his grasp and his arm was caught in the grinding teeth. Before the rollers could be stopped that member was dragged from his body. Blood rushed from the tornout shoulder so quickly that he died in a short while. A Premature Explosion. By a premature explosion of dyna mite John Dyer and Henry Dimler were terribly injured in a Lansford colliery on Friday night. Dimler, it is belieyed, cannot live, while Dyer will lose his eyesight if he survives. The men were employed in a tunnel and had prepared a blast. It in some way failed to ex plode by the concussion of the cap. The men were then obliged to reopen the hole and take out the dynamite. While thus engaged it exploded. Both men were struck by the full force of it and were carried some dis tance out the gangway mangled and bleeding. PLEAUSRE CALENDAR. October 31.—8a1l of Fearnots Athletic Association, Odd Fellows' hall, Drif ton. Admission, 25 cents. November 10.—Ball of Young American Social Club, at Freeland opera house. Admission, 50 cents. November 28.—Fifth annual ball of the Jeddo Progressive Club, at Freeland opera house. Admission, 50 cents. November 29.—Supper and social at St. Paul's P. M. chuich. Tickets, 25 cents. Old newspapers for sale. FREELAND, PA., MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1894. Teachers' Institute Ended. The twenty-seventh annual institute of the Luzerne county teachers ended at Wilkes-Barre on Friday. The com mittee on resolutions presented a report "recommending to the superintendent the appointment of five teachers to be known as the legislative committee, whose business it shall be to attend to such legislation as may promote the educatioua! welfare of tho common wealth. We recommend that Arbor Day be more generally observed by the schools of Luzerne in the future. In the name of the pupils, parents and teachers of the county we extend thanks to the legislature of the state for the free text book law and liberal appropria tions for the purchase of books and school appratus. We recommend to the legislature the enactment of such a law as will make the teacher's position more secure." The following were solected by the institute as the committee on teachers' permanent certificates: D. M. Hobbes, Miss Ella McGann, F. J. Regan, D. A. Davis and J. O. Ilerrman Edwards. On the place to hold the next institute a heated discussion ensued. It was fin ally resolved to submit the matter to Superintendent Harrison and the execu tive committee. The lower end teachers want the institute held in Hazleton, while the others want it in Wilkes-Barre and some in Pittston. Oil in Lu/.erne County. There is much excitement among the the farmers of the upper end of this county over the discovery of tho fact that oil in paying quantities has been discovered in the vicinity. For months past the Eastern Pennsylvania Oil Com pany has been buying up land on the quiet, on which they will sink wells at once. E. C. Rosenzi, an oil veteran, is in charge of the work, and it has just leak ed out that he has been on the ground prospecting for over a year. His theory was that oil must be lying in quantities near the coal fields, and this theory has now been realized. It is said that the oil belt entends from Brooklyn, Susque hanna county, to the northern part of Schuylkill county. The Standard Oil Company is also said to be in the field, and has purchased large tracts of land in Schuylkill county, but so far as known none in Luzerne county. Temperance Convention. The quarterly convention of the dele gates from the temperance societies of the fourth diocesan district was held at White Haven yesterday afternoon. The attendance was large and included several officers of the Scranton union. Addresses were made by James Keating and Dr. Higgins, of Wilkes-Barre. Dis cussions upon the best method of ad vancing the temperance movement fol lowed. The legality of tho officers elected for the district at the last meeting in South j Bethlehem was questioned and brought about an interesting debate. The mat ter was finally settled by the appoint- j ment of a committee to confer upon the subject with the board of government of i the union. Freeland was selected as the next place of meeting, on January 2G, 1895. School Director*' Meeting. The annual meeting of tho Luzerne County School Directors' Association was lieM in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday. Charles Foster, of West Pittston, presi dent of the association, called the meet ing to order. S. J. Strauss, of Wilkes- Barre, spoke on the "Director and the Schools." Dr. Fredrick Corse, of King ston, spoke on better observance of Arbor Day. Rev. James Jones, of Yatesville, spoke on the employment of teachers and advocated the employment of inexperienced home' talent rather than inexperienced applicants from other districts. J. C. Wells, of Ashley, was elected ! president of the association and W. I. Hibbs, of Ashley, secretary, for the en suing year. STATE or C-I:U>, CITY OF TOLEDO, ) LUCAS COUNTY, FSA FRANK J. CIIENKY makes oath that he is tho senior partner of the firm of F. J. CIIENKY & Co., doing business in the City of Toledo, County and State afore- B iid, and that said firm will pay the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every case of CATARRH that cannot be cured by the use of HALE'S CATARRH CURE. FRANK J. CHENEY. Sworn to before nie and subscribed in my presence, this 6th day of December. A. D. 1880. A - W - REASON ( ) Notary Public. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally and acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Bend for testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. HTSold by Druggists, 75c. J. C. Burner sells last year's ladies' coats for one-half price—a $lO coat for $5, an $8 coat for $4, etc. DRIFTON HAPPENINGS. ALL THE NEWS OF FREELAND'S BIG SUBURB WRITTEN UP. No Truth In tlie Report That Work Wa* Suspended on the New Roundhouse-A Rail Here on Wednesday Evening. Other Items About the Town. The rumor which was industriously circulated on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, to the effect that work on the D. S. & S. roundhouse here had been suspended indefinitely, has proven to be false. Work is still going forward and tho officials of the company deny that there were any grounds for such reports to be based upon. Several persons have been found who heard of it, but it cannot be learned how tho ru mor originated. Hugh Gillespie, one of our most respected residents, died last evening at his residence here, after an illness of about three weeks. Mr. Gillespie was at one time a resident of Buck Mountain, and had many friends throughout the coal region. Ho leaves a wife and large family. The funeral will take place on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The remans will be buried at St. Ann's cemetery. Thomas Kelslmw, of this place, ami Miss Lamora Young, of Juanesville, were married on Thursday at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Young, by Rev. G. M. Lamed. The miners and railroads here look forwark with delight to the prospects of steady work next month. Some of our young men attended the play at Hazleton on Friday night. They praise it highly. James A. O'Donnell and family, of Silver Brook, called on relatives here yesterday. John Brogan, of Beaver Meadow, call ed on friends yesterday. One of our young men can be seen wandering his way towards the Foundry ville. What is the attraction, Eddie? The bans of marriage were announced in St. Ann's church yesterday for Edward Brogan, of town, and Miss Maggie McGuire, of Jeddo. Joe Kenvin, an employe of the shops, was struck in the left eye on Friday by a piece of Hot steel, burning it severely. The sight, fortunately, will not be af fected. All Ilallow E'en, next Wednesday night, will he celebrated with a ball to be given by the Fearnots Athletic Asso ciation at Odd Fellows'hall. The boys promise a night of rare pleasure to all their friends. Music will be furnished by DePierro's orchestra. The admission will he only 25 cents. llow Four Crown Hot a Meal. In a garden a dog was eating a piece of meat, in the presence of four cove tous crows. They evidently said a great deal to one another on the sub ject, and now and then one of them tried to pull the meat away from tho dog, which he naturally resented. At last a big, strong crow succeeded in tearing off a piece, with which he re turned to the tree where tho others were congregated. A long pow-wow now ensued, which ended in all four crows flying down to the dog, the lead ing crow dexterously dropping the small piece of meat within reach of his mouth. The dog immediately snapped at it. unwisely letting go the big piece, which was seized by two crows and carried to the tree, where it was de voured, with much fluttering and hi larity, while the cheated dog walked away with every appearance of dis comfiture. A Mocking lUrd'n Little Joke. A naturalist tells of a droll exhibi tion of fun ovincod by a mocking bird, it had only recently been captured, and was placed near another cage in which were two canaries, both excellent sing ers. The mocking bird at first seemed to be struck dumb by his voluble neigh bors, but, as it turned out afterward, lie was only biding his time. For sev eral days he remained silent, taking notes, until lie had mastered their song, when one day, without even a prelimi nary rehearsal, he burst out into a canary song in a loud, ringing tone that struck his yellow-throated neigh bors mute with astonishment. After this it was a favorite amusement of his to drown tho voices of tho canaries with his own loud notes whenever they at tempted to sing. J. C. Berner sells calico that will wash and keep color, 4je a yard, and outing flannels, 41c a yard. Parties supplied with ice cream, cakes, candy, etc., at low prices by Laubach. When Baby was sick, wo gave hor Caatoria. Whon she was a Child, she cried for Castoria. When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria. When she had Children, she gave them Castoria What We Are Now Doing for You! Selling dress gingham at 5c per yard. Plaid dress goods, 5c i>er yard. Sterling calicoes, He por yard. Ucmnaut calicoes, 4c per yard, lteinnunt outing llunnels, 41c per yard. Remnant linings. 4c per yard. White eumbric, 8c per yard. Homespun blunkets, 75c per pair. Gruy blankets, 60c per pair. All-wool blaukcts, $".00 per pair, llorsc blankets, $1.25 per pair. Sheeting, two and one-half yards wide, 17c per yard. Good muslin, 5c per yard; twenty-one yards, SI.OO. Good quilts, 50c each. Boys' suits, SI.OO. XTncLsr-wear "Ver;y Olxeap. Men's flue calf shoes, $1.75; worth $3.00. Ladies' shoes, from SI.OO up. Boys' overcoats, Ave to thirteen years, $1.25. Tho best bargain of all! Selling fifty-cent dress goods for 25c for the balunce of this month. Good double shuwls, $2.50. Beaver shawls, $3.25. Lace curtains, 4Pc: worth 75c. Children's grain shoes, numbers ten to two, SI.CJ. Wall paper very cheap. All colors of window shades, 25c. Curtain polos, !.3c each. Furniture and carpets. Look at this! A good couch, $4.00; better, $4.50 up to $15.00. A large oak bedroom suit, eight pieces, $25.00. Large center tables, solid oak, $1.25 to $3.50. We carry complete lines of all kinds oi furniture, and will give ten per cent off to cash buyers. Did you see our $10.75 oak side boards? Carpets, from 250 a yard up. O-rcceries a,n.d. Provisions. Six bars Lenox sonp, 25c. Six pounds oat meal, 25c. Five pounds ginger eukes, 25c. Two cans sulinon, 25c. Flvo cans corned beef, SI.OO. Good oolong tea, 25c; five pounds, SI.OO. Four pounds good raisins, 25c. Three pounds mixed cakes, 25c. Four pounds oyster biscuits, 250. Soda biscuits, by the barrel, 4Jc. Yours truly, J. C. BERNER. CONDY 0. BOYLE, dealer in Liquors, Wine, Beer, Etc. The finest brands of domestic and imported whiskey on sale at his new m and handsome saloon. Fresh Roches ter and Halleutinc beer and Yeung- ling's porter on tap. Centre - Street, - Five - Points. CHEAP WATCHES. A Chance to Get a Good Watch. fVehrman, the reliable watchmaker, is sel ling watches at the lowest prices. Clocks, jewelry, etc., are all away down. This is your opportunity to purchase first-class goods al extraordinary low figures. Call now. REPAIRING OF ALL KINDS. | POUND.—On Centro street, Ootober 17, a 1' lady's feathered nock-mutf. Owner eaa have sume by describing the article, paylug for this ad, and calling at John Smith's store. LXJUNII.—A good coat and vest, also pnirof J. 1 shoes. Owner oan have tho sume by calling at this olhce and paying for this ad. WANTED.— A flrst-eluss tinsmith and shoot- Iron worker. M. J. Mornn, Freeland. "Humpty Dumpty," From the Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin. Bates Bros, new pantomime company presented the acceptable pantomime of ."Humpty Dumpty" to big audiences afternooon and evening yesterday in the opera house. Ever since this pantomime was made famous in the old Olympic theatre in New Y'ork by George L. Fox, it has served to drive away tlie blues from thousands of people, and seemingly never grows old or stale. It suffered none at the hands of the company that presented it yesterday, and the tricks, novel and ludicrous situations and speci alties introuced, kept up an incessant ripple of merriment througout the per formances. Each one of the company was an artist and delineated the character taken to perfection. The clown band and orchestra with tlie company were superior to most of the musical organiza tions which accompany traveling troupes, and entertained the audiences with some fine music. Sporting goods of every variety, guns ammunition, etc., at A. A. Bachman's! Bicycles promptly repaired. J. C. Berner's store is full of special bargains in boys' suits, $1.00; boys' waists and pants, 10c, BARELY OUT OF THE MAKER'S HANDS. 5000 GENTS', YOUTHS', BOYS' HATS in all conceivable shape*, sizes, colors and prices, just arrived at OLSHO'S CLOTHING and HAT STORE, 57 CENTRE STREET. Being connected with one of the leading I hat manufacturers of New York city, we are enabled to give you A Fine $2.00 Derby for 99c. A Fine $1.75 Alpine for 75c. Superior Qualities iu ProportioD. A full line of men's, boys' and youths' . CLOTHING always on hand. Seeing is believing. No trouble to show goods. Come, see and be convinced. OLSHO'S CLOTHING AND HAT STORE, 57 Centre Street, - Freeland. THE BEST PLiLCE TO ZPTDEROIHI^SIE Fine Bric-a-Brac, Cut Glass, Pictures, Picture Frames, Books and Stationery, and Typewriting Supplies, ()ITCH & KELIJME 1 rs, 13 West Broad Street, Hazleton, Pa. FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS COMMENCING MONDA Y, OCTOBER 29. As an inducement to show the excellent work which our new cutter, Mr. B. Raphael, is able to turn out, we will reduce the prices in our custom department as follows: $25 SUITS FOR *22.50 *22 SUITS FOR *18.50 *lB SUITS FOR $14.50 $lO SUITS FOR $12.50 $lB OVERCOATS FOR $lO 50 $lO OVERCOATS FOR $12.50 REMEMBER this great sale will last only two weeks. All work made on the prem ises under Mr. Raphaels care. Mr. Raphael comes from the city and is highly recom mended. A perfect jit and good trimmings guaranteed. Our ready-made stock is complete, tVe manufacture all our own goods on the prem ises. We have no rent to pay, therefore ire can afford to sell clothing cheaper than anyone else. Give us a call and examine our large and assorted stock. No trouble to show goods. I. REFOWICH, Leading Clothier of the Coal Region, AU new goods. No shelf-worn stock. 37 CENTRE STREET, FREELAND. DePIERRO - BROS. -CAFE.- Cornor of Centre an<l Front Streets, Freeland, Pa. Finest Whiskies in Stock. Gibson, Dougherty, Kaufer Club, Koscnbluth's Velvet, of which wo have EXCLUSIVE SALE IN TOWN. Muram's Extra Dry Champagne, Hennecsy Ilrandy, Black berry, Gins, Wines, Clarets, Cordials, Etc. j Imported and Domestic Cigars. OYSTERS IN EVERY STYLE, ITtim and Schweitzer Cheat Sandwiches, Sardines, Etc. MEALS AT - ALL - HOURS. Hal lent! ue and Hazleton beer on tap. Biiths, Hot or Cold, 25 Cents. J. 11 Front Street. Confectionery, Candy. Cigars. PARTIES AND HALLS supplied at wholesale rates with lee cream, | candy, cakes, bread, ham, etc. Clothing, packages, bicycles, etc., can be | checked here by persons attending balls. LIBOR WINTER, EESTAITEANT AND OYSTER SALOON. No. 13 Front Street, Freeland. The flnost lienors and cigars served at the counter. Cool beer and porter on tap. I $1.50 PER YEAR. QHAS. ORION STROII, Attorney and Counselor at Law and Justice of the Peace. Office Rooms, No. 31 Centre Street, Tree land. | JOHN M. C'ARR, Attorney-at-Law. All legal business promptly attended. Postofllce Building, - - - PreelanJ. J F. O'NEILL, Attorney-at-Law. 100 Public Square, - - Wllkes-Barro. HALriN, Mannufacturer of Carriages, Buggies, Wagons, &c. Walnut and Pine Streets, Freeland. ALEX. SHOLLACE, BOTTLER. Baer, Sorter, Wmo, and 3Llq.-a.cxs. Cor. Washington and Walnut Streets, Fredand. WASKBOfiM & TURKBACH, Uuildeis of Light and Heavy Wago.ns. REFAiiIiNB 07 EViRY OEOORIPTIOK. FRONT STRUCT. NEAR PINE, FItEELAND. TyjRS. S. E. HAYES, Fire Insurance Agent. Washington Street. None but Iteliable Companies Represented. GREAT BARGAINS IN Dry Goods, Groceries and Provisions. Notions, Carpet, Boots and Shoes, Flour and Feed, Tobacco, Cigars, Tin and Queensware, Wood and Willow ware, Table and Floor Oil Cloth, Etc. A celebrated brand of XX Hour always in stock. Roll Butt3r and Eggs a Specialty. My motto is small profits and quick sales. I always have fresh goods und am turning my stock every month. Every article is guaranteed. AMANDUS OSWALD, N. IK. Cor. Centre and Front Sts., Freeland. JOHN PECORA, MERCHANT TAILCR, 81 WASHINGTON STREET. Fine line of samples for fall and winter suits, overcoats, etu. Excellent Ills and (food work rannsbip. A trial order requested. COTTAGE HOTEL. Washington and Main Streets. FRED. lIAAS, Prop. I First-class accomodation for permanent and j transient guests. Good tuhlo. lair rules, liar 1 finely stocked. Stable attached.